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With a focus on mid-sized businesses facing financial and operational
challenges and those seeking guidance to get to the next level, Bette
Hiramatsu has a proven track record of helping companies develop
stronger earnings and cash flow through creative problem solving,
strategic planning, financial forecasting, asset management, process
improvement, cost-cutting, debt restructuring, lease renegotiation and
balance sheet management.

Since 1991, Hiramatsu has worked with family-owned and operated businesses
as well as public corporations boasting sales of more than $100 million.
She has experience in retail, manufacturing, distribution, commercial
lending, restaurant, construction and service businesses. Hiramatsu has
worked for boutique turnaround consulting firms including Durkee/Sharlit
Associates, the Scotland Group and Prolman Associates.

Prior to becoming a management consultant, Hiramatsu spent ten years
as a vice-president in commercial banking (Union Bank and Chemical
Bank) where she was responsible for lending funds to business of all sizes in
a wide variety of industries.

Hiramatsu earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of
Southern California and her MBA from the John E. Anderson Graduate
School of Management at UCLA. She also attended Waseda University, International
Division in Tokyo, Japan. Hiramatsu is also a Certified Insolvency
and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).

A member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and Bruin Professionals, Hiramatsu serves on the Board of Directors of the Japanese-American Cultural and Community Center. She has previously served on the board of the local chapter of the Institute for Management Consultants, the Executive MBA Alumni Association at UCLA and on the advisory board of a privately-held, educational travel service company.

Contact Hiramatsu & Associates today to discuss how our team can
help you make your business more successful and less stressful.